Previous Grant Partners



Adana Youth and Young Disabled Sports Club (Turkey) – The number of Syrian refugees to have arrived in Adana is estimated at 220,000. While there is no official figure on the number of refugees with disabilities, the local government is struggling to meet demand. Adana works with young disabled refugees to provide recreational and social support through sports as well as access to basic education to enable children to mainstream into formal education.

Aangan Trust (India) – Aangan Trust works to strengthen India’s child protection systems so that even the most vulnerable children can have a safe childhood.

ACE Africa (Kenya) – ACE Africa works in rural, resource poor areas of Kenya and Tanzania to support communities affected by HIV and AIDS in providing care for orphans, vulnerable children and their families through sustainable, cost effective and community led solutions. ACE Africa is a STARS Impact Award winner.

AÇEV - The Mother and Child Education Foundation (Turkey) – is a Turkish non-profit Foundation serving communities in need with carefully designed early childhood and adult education programmes.

Action for Brazil’s Children (ABC Trust) (Brazil) – The ABC Trust is dedicated to helping the street children and most vulnerable young people of Brazil by raising awareness and funding the work of local, community-led organisations which give children the education, support and inspiration that they need to transform their own lives.

Advancing Girls’ Education Africa (AGE Africa) (Malawi) – AGE Africa’s mission is to provide life changing opportunities to young women in Malawi through targeted initiatives in education, mentoring, and leadership development.

Afghan Action (Afghanistan) – Afghan Action helps develop jobs, sustainable businesses and fair markets in Afghanistan with a particular commitment to reach young men and women from the poorest backgrounds and circumstances to address poverty, promote stability and encourage a lasting peace.

Afrikids (Ghana) – Afrikids is a children’s rights organisation working in northern Ghana to alleviate child suffering and poverty, through a holistic programme of work which has the twin goals of empowering local communities to address their own needs and absolute local sustainability for all initiatives. Afrikids is a STARS Impact Award winner.

Ashoka Turkey (Turkey) – Ashoka builds and ultimately cultivates a community of change makers who see that the world now requires everyone to be a change-maker. They collaborate to transform institutions and cultures worldwide so they support change-making for the good of society.


Ba Futuru (Timor-Leste) – a national child protection and peace building organisation working to advance the rights of children by changing accepted norms about violence through artistic self expression, capacity development and community education. Ba Futuru is a STARS Foundation Rising Star Award winner.

British Red Cross (Turkey) – the Red Cross works as a global volunteer network in response to conflicts, natural disasters and other emergencies, helping people in need on an impartial basis.

Build Africa (Uganda/Kenya) – an international charity that works in rural areas to help young people escape poverty through education and income generation.

Bwindi Community Hospital (Uganda) – is a STARS Foundation Impact Award winner and the only hospital in the region that provides care principally to women and children through a wide variety of programmes including child health, community health, HIV/AIDS and sexual/reproductive health.


Cecily’s Fund (Zambia) – works with Zambian partners to ensure education is possible for orphaned and vulnerable Zambian children.

Centre for the Adolescents of San Miguel de Allende (CASA) (Mexico) – CASA is a non-profit organisation that serves the poor; particularly adolescents, rural women and their families, through provision of health services, social services, education and environmental outreach programmes.

Children Change Colombia (CCC) (Colombia) – CCC works to keep children safe, defend their rights in the long term, and strengthen children's organisations in Colombia. CCC provides education, healthcare and specialist support for children in Colombia who face daily challenges including poverty and violence.

Children in Crisis – an international charity which works with local organisations to provide educational opportunities for some of the world’s most vulnerable children.

Children of the Andes (COTA) (Colombia) – COTA works to keep children safe, defend their rights in the long term, and strengthen children’s organisations in Colombia. COTA provides education, healthcare and specialist support for children in Colombia who face daily challenges including poverty and violence.

CRRESCENT (Ghana) – Child Research and Resource Centre (CRRESCENT) is a civil society institution that focuses on evidence-based programmes to promote child and youth rights and development as a direct function of national development.


Developing Minds Foundation (Latin America) – The Developing Minds Foundation is a non-profit organization that builds schools and supports education programmes in areas affected by violence and poverty.


Excellent Development (Africa) – an international charity which supports subsistence farmers in gaining access to clean water in order to increase food security and income.


Fair Trade USA (Philippines) – Fair Trade USA enables sustainable development and community empowerment by cultivating a more equitable global trade model that benefits farmers, workers, fishermen, consumers, industry, and the earth. They achieve their mission by certifying and promoting Fair Trade products.

Feed the Minds (India) – works with indigenous organisations around the world to improve access to knowledge and learning in under resourced communities.

Foundation for the Support of Women’s Work (KEDV) (Turkey) – KEDV works to improve the quality of life of women and children in low-income areas of Turkey through local women’s groups, collective capacity building, economic empowerment and early childhood education.

Freedom from Hunger (India) – is an international development charity which brings sustainable self-help solutions to the fight against chronic hunger and poverty in seventeen countries.

Fundación IED-VITAL (Colombia) – IED-Vital aims to improve the quality of life of low-income, rural and vulnerable populations through collective organization and access to financial and non-financial products in a sustainable way. They develop partnerships with private companies to generate new local businesses with a high probability of success, replicability and sharing skills, assets and knowledge between companies and local communities.

Fundación Las Golondrinas (Colombia) – Fundación Las Golondrinas work with vulnerable and displaced communities in Medellin. They advocate for and implement education, social development, and community-based projects that promote healthy lifestyles and income generation.

Fútbol con Corazón (Colombia) – Fútbol con Corazón is a grassroots charity that utilises football and values-based workshops to provide new life opportunities to underprivileged children in Colombia’s Caribbean coast.

Future Hope (India) – provide a home, education, medical aid and opportunity to children in Calcutta living on the streets.


Genç Engelliler Gençlik ye Spor Kulübü Derneği (formally Adana Youth and Young Disabled Sports Club (Turkey) – They seek to transform the lives of people living with disabilities by changing negative public attitudes and enabling people with disabilities to actively participate in social and economic life.


Hisar Anadolu Destek Dernegi (HADD) (Turkey) – HADD works in Van, Turkey to teach the children of migrant families from rural areas with limited economic resources the skills necessary to improve their lives socially and financially.


Impact Foundation (India and Bangladesh) – works at the grassroots level to prevent and alleviate needless disability using cost-effective, appropriate, community-led solutions. The Impact Foundation Bangladesh is a STARS Foundation Impact Award Winner.


Jan Sahas (India) – Jan Sahas seeks to protect the rights of socially excluded communities, with a special focus on girls and women. They do this through eradication of all forms of bondage including manual scavenging and caste based prostitution; to end violence and seek gender justice, develop skills for dignified livelihoods and social entrepreneurship; and provide legal aid and reform the criminal justice system.



Lend a Hand India (India) – Lend a Hand India creates employment and entrepreneurship opportunities for India’s rural youth by providing practical and relevant education including; job/life skills training, aptitude testing, career counselling, and bridge loans for micro-enterprises.


Manav Seva Sansthan (MSS) (India) – MSS works in the state of Uttar Pradesh to help the socio economic development of disadvantaged communities through; sustainable agricultural practices, providing educational and literacy opportunities and by working to prevent women and children from being trafficked across the India-Nepal border.

Minga Peru (Peru) – Minga Peru is a non-profit organization promoting sustainable change for indigenous women and their communities throughout the Peruvian Amazon. They strengthen leaders, organizations, and social networks representing the most marginalized communities to collaboratively build social justice with gender equity, environmental stewardship and cultural identity.

Mosintuwu Institute (Indonesia) – Mosintuwu Institute is a local organisation welcoming women of all religious backgrounds in Poso to come together and learn the important role that they play in creating and maintaining peace and preventing violence in their communities. They focus on conflict resolution and community development by engaging women and using interfaith dialogue to heal, build trust and ultimately rebuild communities.

Motivation Charitable Trust – an international disability and development charity working in low income countries to enhance the quality of life of people with mobility disabilities.


NESsT (Brazil) – NESsT helps to develop sustainable social enterprises that solve critical social problems in Emerging Market countries by providing a combination of financial capital, training, mentoring, and access to markets and networks.

Nneka Youth Foundation (Ghana) – Nneka works with young people to remove the obstacles that stop them from progressing and provide learning opportunities that build skills and resilience. They do this through the provision of educational and life skill development opportunities for young people.

Nu3 Foundation (Colombia) – Nu3 is a Colombian charity which aims to eradicate the pressing and widespread problem of child malnutrition in the Atlantic region of Colombia and beyond through a holistic model of preventative and curative work.


Odanadi (India) – an international charity working to combat human trafficking through education and awareness and provide a refuge for survivors.


PATH Foundation Philippines (Philippines) – PATH works to improve health, conserve biodiversity and promote sustainable development in the Asia-Pacific region, particularly in under-served areas of the Philippines.

Philippine Community Fund (Philippines) – an international charity which aims to improve permanently the quality of life for the poorest Filipino communities, through education, nutrition, health, medical and family enhancement programmes.

Plan International (Global) – works with children, families, communities, organisations and local governments to promote children’s rights and bring about positive and sustainable change for vulnerable children in developing countries.

Pragya (India) – Pragya is an Indian non-governmental organisation that works toward the appropriate development of some of the most vulnerable communities and sensitive ecosystems of the world, focusing on the most remote and hard to reach regions.

Promigas Foundation (Colombia) – a non-profit Foundation which promotes development of the communities in the Colombian Caribbean to improve the quality of education and economic capability of families.

Prospect Burma (Thailand/Burma) – gives young Burmese people living on the border of Thailand and Burma access to education through scholarships, English language and computer training, and teacher training.



Red Fútbol y Paz (Colombia) – Red Fútbol y Paz is a network of nine public and private organisations in Colombia that use sport as a tool to address social issues including forced recruitment, social inclusion, violence, poverty and inequality.

Room to Read (Cambodia) – is an international charity which seeks to transform the lives of millions of children in developing countries through literacy and gender equality in education.


Salva Terra (Colombia) – Salva Terra is committed to the sustainable development of communities, facilitating and strengthening processes in the rural development, through the learning scenarios, the promoting of capacities building and food security.

Sense International (Peru and Global) – works throughout the developing world to provide services and raise awareness of the needs of deaf and blind people and their families so they can connect, participate and contribute to their communities as fully as possible.

Shared Interest Foundation (South Africa) – the Shared Interest Foundation provides sustainable business training to those that need it in the developing world, through education, training and access to fair finance.

Shivia (India) – Shivia works in West Bengal to give families living in rural villages the tools and training to start an enterprise to generate income. They empower people most in need, particularly women, to work their own way out of poverty and provide brighter futures for their children.

Soft Power Education (Uganda) – a British registered charity and Ugandan NGO working with communities in Uganda to improve quality of life through education.

South African Education Project (SAEP) (South Africa) – SAEP runs academic enrichment and personal development programmes for children who are neglected by South Africa’s education system.

STARS Foundation (Global) – The STARS Foundation works to transform the lives of the world’s most vulnerable children by helping effective charities in developing countries to achieve more. The STARS Impact Awards identify and support local organisations that achieve excellence in the provision of services to disadvantaged children and that demonstrate effective management practices.

Street Child Africa (Africa) – a UK charity working in partnership with African organisations to seek out and befriend street children, offering guidance, education, medical and baby care, skills training, vocational sponsorship and a place in the community and chance to choose a different path in life.


Target Tuberculosis – an international charity which aims to address the health, social and economic impact of the global TB epidemic amongst vulnerable groups.

TEGV - The Educational Volunteers foundation of Turkey (Turkey) – TEGV is a non profit organisation working in the area of education to create and implement extra-curricular and life skills programmes which will contribute to the social development of primary age children.

The Emerging Markets Foundation (Empower) – a not-for-profit organisation that ties the resources of Emerging Market professionals worldwide with the vitality of community based social sector initiatives in developing countries.

Trickle Up (India) – empowers people living on less than $1.25 a day to take the first steps out of poverty, providing them with resources to build sustainable livelihoods for a better quality of life. In partnership with local agencies, they provide training and seed capital grants to launch or expand a microenterprise and savings support to build assets.


Unltd Indonesia (Indonesia) – Unltd Indonesia’s mission is to develop a support eco-system that enables social enterprises in Indonesia to flourish. They identify and nurture early stage social enterprises and aspiring social entrepreneurs by providing relevant information, financial assistance, consultancy and mentoring.


Voice of the Free (Philippines) – Formerly the Visayan Forum, Voice of the Free implements innovations aimed at addressing modern-day slavery, especially human trafficking and domestic servitude. They prevent trafficking through community watch mechanisms, protect victims and potential victims in transit areas and transform the lives of survivors through holistic shelter-based services. They influence policy and conduct solution-based research, and mobilise youths to reduce their vulnerability to trafficking.


Watoto (Uganda) – an international charity working to provide care for orphaned children and vulnerable women affected by war and violence.

Womankind Worldwide – is a human rights charity working to help women transform their lives in Africa, Asia and Latin America against violence and discrimination, delivering essential support to partners to amplify local voices, increase impact and bring about greater change.

Women’s Aid Organisation (Malaysia) – a charity working to confront violence against women through public education, whilst also providing shelter, counselling, and child support.



Yayasan IDEP (Indonesia) – IDEP develops and delivers practical training, community programmes and public education about sustainable development through permaculture. It also provides community-based disaster relief to communities in need all over Indonesia.

Yayasan TORAJAMELO (Indonesia) – Half of Indonesia’s population lives on less than USD 2 a day and 70% of this population are women. A key source of income for many poor rural women is back-strap weaving. Cheap, factory made replicas mean that women are unable to generate an income resulting in migration, with many returning abused and with unwanted pregnancies. TORAJAMELO aims to stop this cycle of poverty and violence using weaving as the entry point.

Yunus Social Business (Colombia) – YSB helps entrepreneurs in Emerging Markets to solve problems associated with poverty through business. It is active in several countries where local country teams source, coach and mentor entrepreneurs through tailored accelerator programmes. YSB subsequently finances the most promising social businesses and also provides long-term support to maximize impact.